The Chemistry

At the Roberts Group, we use inorganic and organometallic chemistry to solve fundamental problems in organic chemistry.

Our main focuses include:

The Group

At the Roberts Group, we don't accept the excuse "it's always been done that way."
We celebrate our diversity, and we fight to make science more inclusive.

Recent Publications

Ligand-Controlled Regioinduction in a PHOX-Ni Aryne Complex

Alexander Umanzor, Nicholas A. Garcia, Courtney C. Roberts*

Special Issue - 2023 Rising Stars in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

ACS Org. Inorg. Au Most Read Articles (November 2023)

Insights into the Regioselectivity of Metal-Catalyzed Aryne Reactions

Erin E. Plasek ǂ, Brylon N. Denman ǂ, Courtney C. Roberts*

ǂ Contributed equally

Redox-Neutral Decarboxylative and Desulfonylative C(sp3) Trifluoromethylation: Method Development and Mechanistic Inquiry 

Chris M. Seong, Courtney C. Roberts*

Special Issue - Next-Generation Cross-Coupling Chemistry

JOC Most Read Articles (July 2023)

Recent News

[11/16] Alex and Nick's paper on ligand-induced aryne regiocontrol was featured in the Most Read Articles from ACS Org. Inorg. Au for the month of November! Check it out here

[11/02] Congratulations to Alex Umanzor and Nick Garcia for their publication on their studies of PHOX ligand-induced regiocontrol in Ni aryne complex synthesis and difunctionalization! Check it out here

[09/18] Our SynPacts paper on our insights into the regioselectivity of metal-catalyzed aryne reactions has been published! Check it out here

[09/08] Congrats to Sal for the honorable mention for outstanding TA award! UMN Article

[08/01] Our work on the use of sodium triflinates for decarboxylative trifluoromethylation was featured in the Most Read Articles from JOC for the month of July! Check it out here

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